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of unprofessional media reporting. >> the official told reporters that protesters want to kill the police, use car bombs in turn tripoli into baghdad. our presence, he said, would only encourage them. they do not want a repeat of last friday when protesters gathered in tripoli and were gunned down causing an unknown number of deaths and injuries. walmart gaddafi has already lost control of eastern libya. this forces -- muammar gaddafi has already lost control of eastern libya. the rebels have been growing their ranks, recruiting and training volunteers determined to topple gaddafi and make this revolt so big the government can no longer try to hide it. the libyan government is tightening its grip on tripoli, gaddafi's biggest stronghold. >> a senior iranian cleric warned against military intervention in libya by the u.s.. it could be a quagmire. iran has been pushing the u.s. on the issue since warships have been deployed. two ships are on their way to the mediterranean sea closer to libya. a quick look at the forecasts. is rain coming? >> temperatures are warming up, but there is some rain off to
of libya. >>> on the border. a rare look at the daily game of cat and mouse that the u.s. is fighting against drug smugglers. >>> amica at the crossroads. tonight why america's losing some of the best and brightest and how to keep them here. >>> and tired of it all. alarming news about a problem that impairs our economy, our health, our jobs, actually puts us in danger. health, our jobs, actually puts us in danger. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. the president of the united states is now on record. the longtime leader of libya needs to leave and change must come now to libya. this is how the president put it at the white house today. >> let me just be very unambiguous about this. colonel gadhafi needs to step down from power and leave. that is good for his country. it is good for his people. it's the right thing to do. >> of course, that brings us to the question of how to do that, how to finish what the libyan uprising has started. there's more support growing for a so-called no-fly zone, but the defense secretary is warning
i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. sandra shaw has a check of the forecast. >> happy st. patrick's day. >> perfect weather conditions today. mid 60's's and mostly sunny skies. a nice taste of spring before it officially begins on sunday. we're in the mid to upper 40's, depending on your location. today, sunshine, 62 to 66 degrees with light wind out of the west. we will be mild tonight. mid 40's's for us with clear skies. tomorrow, it gets better -- 72 to 75, partly cloudy, a true taste of spring. let's check your morning commute. >> it looks fantastic on the major roads. at 7:00 a.m., o'donnell will close their potomac. that is for st. patrick's day parade. keep that in mind. closures will remain in effect until 7:00 a.m. on saturday. 53 miles per hour on the north side. all the major roadways leading up to the beltway are equally smooth. six minutes to travel on 95 down to the fort mchenry. 12 minutes on the outer loop west side. this is the fort mchenry. southbound traffic coming towards us running without delay. a smooth ride on t
us safer. >>> whenever there's a loud noise, i've always been one of those people that run towards the noise, not away. that's one of the reasons i became a volunteer firefighter. >> reporter: scott koen vividly remembers the events of 9/11, the planes that crashed in washington, dc, pennsylvania and new york city. scott wanted to do something special to honor those caught up in the terrorist attacks. >> and so i developed a project called freedom plaza, which was to use the materials from the world trade center and make a large north american bald eagle out of it on the size and scale of the statue of liberty. >> reporter: scott designed the memorial to stand where the world trade center towers had fallen. but the city of new york was already developing other plans for the site, and scott's memorial was not destined to be part of them. then, late one night, he came up with another, even more ambitious idea. >> if we were going to use steel and aluminum in an eagle. we could use the steel in a ship. >> reporter: scott was familiar with navy ships. for years he had worked at the air
, the use of martyrs, tanks, and air support from the gaddafi's side. this morning, there were a couple of bombings from pro- gaddafi war planes. currently, rebel forces have moved in to the natural gas refinery, the second-largest in the country, and have now secured the premises. round one has gone to the opposition. the khadafy regime does not seem to be phased at all by these setbacks. he is railing against the west and the international community, and particularly the united states. he went on to say that there is no uprising, and no protests. he continues to say this is all about al qaeda. >> as the violence intensified in libya, u.s. officials are deciding whether to impose a new no-fly zone. defense secretary robert gates says that establishing a no-fly zone is the first move in an attack on libya, which requires a serious consideration. in the meantime, several u.s. warships have moved into the region to assist in relief efforts and evacuation. officials say the deadly shooting of two u.s. airmen in germany yesterday may have been political. be shooter confessed to starting mem
stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a check on the forecast. >> the rest of the week will feel like we jumped backwards to february. back to the future. for today, not bad. we have clear skies. no rain or snow to talk about. 29 degrees at the airport. maybe colder in the northern suburbs. no wind to speak of. mostly sunny today. 52. that is still way below average for this time of year. first we say good morning to sarah. >> good morning. a few defective traffic lights to talk about. mesa avenue, watch for defective traffic lights. at windsor mill, another problem involving traffic lights. be careful. the jfx is moving well, 61 miles per hour just beyond the beltway. problem-free in terms of delays. five minutes on southbound 95 down to the fort mchenry. on the inner loop, eight minutes from 795 over towards the 83's. running smoothly to the bay bridge. 795 looks good in the southbound direction. problem-free towards the beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. good morning. >> our bookstore, we did what we said we would do. it is not
. >> thanks for joining us drdr morning. thanks for joining us. >> it's kind of missed us for the most part. we saw a few flakes out there. we'll say flurry like. there is snow still to the south. down around ocean city. less than half an inch. so this is not a big deal and is very quickly moving out of our direction off to the south and out to sea. so high pressure is going to build in and we're seeing sun breaks out there now. it's cold so let's take a look at what the turpts are doing. 33 at the airport as well as the south. afferedf after that snow dispatriots it be in the low 40's. >> thank you. remember you can track storms using our interactive radar. it shows you where the storms are now and where they're headed. go to our website. there's a link at the top of the home page. >> now to our big story this morning. allegations of gambling and drinking on the job has some behind bars and facing charges this morning. >> 13 department of transportation officials were arrested friday after confiscating alcohol, dice, and thousands of dollars in cash. >> just before 3:00 friday, an investig
basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thanks for joining us. >> john collins has a check on the forecast. >> a nice run-up yesterday with temperatures well into the 60's. we will continue it and we will keep going up as far as we can. temperatures this morning for our lows are where we would typically big for the highs for this time of year. a nice way to start the day. 55 -- is a dry atmosphere. the barometer is down a bit. have a southwest wind at 7. 52 at the maryland science center. we have some thin clouds that is filtering the moonlight this morning. a terrific day today. now we check traffic and see what is happening with kim dacey. >> things looking not bad overall for friday morning commute. nothing too major. we do have a crash at perry hall boulevard to watch for. any event-related closured for st. patrick's day. o'donnell street is closed and that will remain in effect through tomorrow morning. watch for that. outer loop of the ballot on the west side, 11 minutes. -- outer loop of the beltway on the west side, 11 minutes. 95 northbound, 10 minutes. this is a live look of the
clothes on. nearly 80 people were targeted. police had to use the football stadium to stage the operation. the investigation has gotten so big they were able to go after the whole organization. >> we identified sources of supply in new york from heroin, to baltimore. ratified a source of supply for marijuana in san diego, calif. that came to california through pennsylvania. >> also arrested today was the father of a 7-year-old who was arrested in 2007 by city police force sitting on a dirt bike. the mayor apologize to the family then. there were no apologies today. >> the u.s. attorney's office addressed the bust this afternoon. we will have more on that and more exclusive video coming up at 6:00. >> in wisconsin, lawmakers approved a bill stripping collective bargaining rights from workers. this standoff was broken when republicans realize they could pass the bill without the vote of the assembly members. lawmakers from the senate and assembly approved a bill short time later and democrats say they will contact the attorney general about last night's vote. maryland has a big budget hole
at the airport -- at the inner harbor is 52 degrees. the reader is showing nothing around us except those thin clouds -- the radar is showing nothing except thin clouds. you do not see any rain of any substance. it will not be a big factor in the weather today. we will warm up with the south wind. right now we want to check on the traffic with kim dacey. >> not looking too bad. we have a couple of accidents in this city. one is that charles and cold spring. there is another and eastern. o'donnell street is closed at potomac for the st. patrick's day celebration through tomorrow morning. something to watch for. otherwise, we are up to speed on the major roadways. 11 minutes on the outer loop topside. 895 looking at 60 minutes. a very nice ride all around the area -- a 95 looking at 16 minutes. very light volume for this time of the morning. this is the beltway at providence road. things are moving just fine on the inner and outer loops. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> the u.s. military says charter flights are leaving half fall from japan. many families have decided to s
things you throw out are really hurting our planet. >>> i'll introduce you to a teen who's using her own disease to help others. >>> it's been a pastime in schoolyards and city streets for years. now, in some schools, it's been recognized as an official sport. i'll have the story! >>> it was the most tragic war in american history. i'll take you to where it all started. >> and much more, next on "teen kids news." >>> welcome to "teen kids news," i'm mwanzaa. >> and i'm jessica. here's our top story for this week. >> when you think about recycling you may think about plastic bottles, paper and aluminum cans. but there's a different type of waste that should be recycled. it's called e-waste and as tyler shows us, it's a growing issue. >> what should you do with your old computer once you upgrade to a new one? or what about that mp3 player that no longer works? just throwing these electronics out can be dangerous to you and the environment. the government estimates that over 2 million tons of e-waste ends up in landfills every year. some of it contains hazardous materials, like lead, which
>>> target libya, the assault by u.s. warplanes intensifies. a defiant gadhafi warns of a crusader war and vows to fight back. crusader war and vows to fight back. tonight, what is the end game? captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, everyone. the pentagon tonight says the allied assault on libya's military has inflicted heavy damage on moammar gadhafi's forces and grounds his combat planes. that assault, which we now know is being led by american warplanes, including long-range stealth bombers, has targeted both libya's air defenses and ground troops in an effort to halt gadhafi's attacks on anti-government rebels bunch coalition forces insist gadhafi himself is not a target. tonight, as anti-aircraft fire lit up the skies over triply, it claimed again it was ordering units to observe a cease-fire, a claim western forces are sceptical of. we begin tonight with jim miklaszewski. jim in. >> reporter: lester, there's only been one full day of american and coalition air strikes against libya, but senior u.s. military officials are already declaring the no-fly
the fact that patients are not billed. that argument has been successfully used year after year to keep companies from taking over the service. it gives the states the option of keeping the accreditation. that means caring to paramedics on board. but because money is so tight, a decision to hire has been pushed back. insurance billing patients is not a done deal. >> i think it will be good for everyone to sit down and lay all of that out and talk about whether it's a direction we want to go or not. >> the issue is so complex and generates seven questions that those that would be involved in the study have until next january to submit findings. >> also in annapolis, lawmakers are weighing a proposal that would release some prisoners back onto the streets in -- enough that an entire facility could be closed. staffing could also be reduced. lawmakers are concerned about finding the $700 million it takes to support the divisions of corrections operations. you can learn more about the proposal and other bills by going to wbaltv.com and clicking on politics. >> fears of a nuclear meltdown in
. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. . >> everything will be ok this morning. take the umbrella. we could have a problem with flooding tonight and tomorrow. we had two inches of rain on sunday. the ground is pretty saturated. we could see another two or 3 inches of rain. there will be some flooding problems in some neighborhoods. we have cloudy skies. it should stay dry through the morning commute. 37 degrees at the airport. sometime after lunch, we'll see rain showers moving in. it will pick up in intensity later this afternoon. a high temperature near 46 degrees. we will check the seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. >> class to hear the morning commute is ok weather-wise. -- glad to hear. westbound number parke white is shut down at mclean boulevard in the westbound direction. tape was filled as are all to death. tow trucks are in route. another accident at central avenue and madison streets. 47 on the north side. problem-free on the west side. all the major roadways look good. f
launched by the u.s. and other countries. president obama again making the case for why the u.s. went in, but how does it end? >>> in japan, the disaster deepens with new problems at the nuclear plant. there are new fears about food safety and an american family has received the worst possible news about their daughter. our teams are on the ground. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. in addition to two wars on two other fronts, the united states military tonight is engaged against libya. the attacks are in the form of air strikes. 32 of them in just the last 24 hours. about half now being carried out by u.s. aircraft. and there have been 136 cruise missiles launched. only eight of them by british armed forces. the rest launched by the u.s. they have hit targets up and down the libyan coastline, mostly aimed at libyan defenses, so the coalition aircraft can begin enforcing that no-fly zone over a larger portion of the country. the united states says moammar gadhafi is not a target personally, but president obama says the u.s. acted in
banks to consider imposing limits on debit card purchases. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. would you change your bank if it suddenly imposed a ceiling on your debit card purchases? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> 39 degrees on tv hill. will we see any relief at the pump? >> conflicting stories about the deadly bus accident in new york. >> this is traffic. 95 north of 43 in the white marsh area. >> welcome back. all quiet on this monday morning. we have a touch of cloud cover this morning. nothing of any consequence. we're watching a storm moving out of the midwest. we have a few clouds today. partly cloudy skies. 33 at the airport. 34 in parkton. 35 in jarrettsville. a mixture of sunshine and a few clouds said. high temperatures will be on either side of 50 degrees. not a bad day. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. for now, to the news desk. >> thank you. officials in new jersey are assessing the damage after parts of the state were hit by fl
morning. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a check on the forecast. >> it was a nice weekend. we'll kind of continued that trend. some cloud cover. we do not expect any precipitation. 32 at the airport. today, a mix of sun and clouds. high temperature will be either side of 50 degrees. a few degrees cooler than was over the weekend. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. we have some rain to talk about. first we say good morning to sarah. >> a few accidents to add to the list. a bit busier. on eastbound 100, there is an accident being worked on near 295. out on on the j.f.x., and looks like that one is gone. one coming in at perring parkway. allegheny avenue and baltimore avenue, some water main break going on. 222 shut down. kind of a busy start. we will keep you posted on any new problems. this is it live view of traffic in terms of traffic on the west side. out of the traffic building just a bit. this is. near the curtis creek drawbridge. so far so good on the east side of the beltway. no
>>> good morning, attack on libya. u.s. and allied forces strike libya with cruise missiles and fighter jets and a deficive military show of force against gadhafi now american stealth bombers started the fight. >> we cannot standidally by when there will be no mercy. >>> defiance. the libyan dictator digs in calling twarning it could ignit a crisis war. >>> nine days after the earthquake that devastated japan, two survivors are saved from the rubble. today, sunday, march 20th, 201 from the rubble. today, sunday, march 20th, 201 1. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a sunday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe. breaking news out of libya. >> this morning a senior pentagon official says that three american b-2 stealth bombers have been used in the operation dropping some 40 bombs on a libyan air field. it is significant for the first time because the raid began american pilots are now taking part in the mission and now more u.s. fighter jets are attacking libyan ground forces, we're told. >> we're still in the first
trucks, usually used to combat airplane fires, to shoot water from a safe distance. the entire operation is a race to get water into the severely damaged reactors before the fuel explodes. so far the radiation levels have been high enough to only be a serious threat to the workers at the site. still, the japanese government has ordered people living within 12 miles of the site to evacuate. those within 18 miles to stay indoors. the u.s. government says its residents within 50 miles should leave. >> we think it's a prudent measure to follow the evacuation based on how we would handle a situation like that in the united states. >> reporter: there are six reactors at the site. in unit 1 an explosion destroyed part of an outer building. in unit 2 there may have been an explosion rupturing the containment facility and possibly letting radioactive fuel escape. unit 3 was the target of today's water drops. it too had an explosion of the outer building and it also has exposed fuel rods. unit 4 was shut down for maintenance when the earthquake struck, but it became the subject of a controversy wh
. happy friday. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> sandra shaw has a check of the forecast. what happened to spring? >> we will get some snow. just light. you may not need the boots. i don't want to mess with that. that is on sunday. today cannot be too bad. we will see partly cloudy skies. more clouds roll in this afternoon. 27 at the airport this morning. 28 in westminster. 36 down to the south in annapolis. garlic, the skies today. 43 to 46. unseasonably cold. the cold air will retain its grip. 43 to 48 tomorrow. on sunday, we do have a chance of light rain-snow makix. we'll look get some totals and the futurecast coming up. right now, your friday morning commute. >> the only problem spot is in the job but area. mountain road is closed for a fire activity. there is some live drive times. major roadways looking good. 11 minutes on the outer loop topside. we're looking good all the way around the area. this is a mountain road east of 95. you can see flashing lights. use old joppa road to get. this is york road. southbound traffic
concerns in japan as the nuclear crisis takes a turn for the worst. >> most of us dodged the snow this weekend. the forecast as we continue. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a check on the forecast. i do not like geit. >> this setup and pattern will stick around for another seven to 10 days. we may see some snow. if you misted over the weekend, you have another chance. -- if you missed it over the weekend, you have another chance. this morning, it will stay dry. but it is cold. temperatures are in the 20's. at least the wind is calm. mix of sunshine and clouds said. high temperature in the upper 40's. we should be in the upper 50's. we will check the seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. first we say good morning to sarah. >> good morning. we're starting off at an accident on southbound 95 at 100. it is off to t
for joining us this morning. >> sandra shaw has a check on the forecast. happy st. patrick's day. >> we have spring beginning this weekend. it is march madness and st. patrick's day all in one. let's check the temperatures. not bad. a good start. 48 downtown. 41 at the airport. we're in the low to mid 40's on the eastern shore. plenty of sunshine today and about 10 degrees above normal, 62 to 66 degrees with light wind at 5 to 10 miles per hour. it will be warmer as we head to the end of the workweek and tomorrow. >> nice ride on the major roads. loch raven, we have an accident in parkville. not indicating a whole lot in the way of delays as far as speed sensors. 50 miles per hour on the west side just past 795. o'donnell street was shot down near potomac for the st. patrick's day parade. the closures go into effect at 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m. on saturday. central avenue and river club drive in edgewater, another accident. 95 and the beltway, great times. this is liberty. building volume but still moving at a pretty good clip. this is traffic at the key bridge on the east side of the beltwa
at the white house and in the zars zone mighty u.s. navy helicopters are delivering food, supplies, and hope. the frad emergency management agency dispatched specialized ress cue teams. veterans of disasters around the world. >> we are madging a lot like the katrina scenario with new orleans. >> across this country americans are donating to the red cross and other relief agencies hoping to help those in need a world a way. meanwhile hawaii and the west coast are still assessing their damage tafert tsunami reached our shores. japan's disaster is serving as a wakeup call. >> this earthquake will help the pacific northwest understand what they will need to get ready for. >> you can view the drament 86 pictures and video from japan. there is also an interactive guide explaining the science between earth quakes and tsunamis. dateline sunday will now focus on the country's recovery and the scheduled animal show at another date. baltimore city police are looking for the gun man who shot three people shortly after 6:00 safford east coasting. police say two males and females were shot. the female lat
on a scale of 127 used to rate nuclear disasters previously -- on a scale of one to seven, previously used to rate disasters that only rated linganore levels. >> the u.s. has already conducted helicopter missions along the battered coastline and found a few isolated communities of survivors. >> wease alan -- we found essentially hundreds of people, 100 at this place, to wonder at this place. it is just a matter of getting them out -- 200 at this place. it is just a matter of getting them out. >> the u.s. carrier ronald reagan is still off the shore of japan launching aircraft loaded with supplies. but the shift moved further on tuesday after some crewmembers tested positive for low levels of radiation. -- further out to sea after some crewmembers tested for low levels of radiation european pet energy officials are applying stress tests to their plant and germany officials have switched off some of their plants, one of them permanently. >> the nuclear crisis in japan comes just as america had finally started to get past its discomfort with nuclear power, caused more than 30 years ago by thr
. the u.s. fired more than 100 cruise missiles into libya today as french fighter jets targeted the that the postal -- khaddafi 's fighters from above. >> u.s. officials say this will not be a ground war. u.s. troops will not be on the ground in libya. so far, 110 vessels have been lost from the sea into libyan territory targeting communication sites, air defense sites, to make it safe enough for aircraft to find -- to flat over libya to enforce a no-fly zone. -- to fly over libya to enforce a no-fly zone. khaddafi officials are calling this a brutal assault. they are sticking by a cease- fire. on the ground today, there was no cease-fire. khaddafi pulse of course this but asked about the pulse el -- cannot pay -- >> president obama has promised u.s. ground forces will not enter libya. his decision has upset some lawmakers. obama said the u.s. and its allies had no toys but to act. brian moore has the story from washington. >> bomar gaddafi -- khaddafi defied orders. >> over 110 tomahawk cruise missiles fired from u.s. and british ships struck more than 20 integrated air defense
element. -- ailment. the u.s. embassy in rome declined to comment. a massive blaze in hunting down. the nine bedroom to million- dollar mansion went up in flames after midnight. the blaze caused part of the chimney to fall through the second floor, triggering a partial roof collapsed. check out the pictures of the fire sent in by viewers in the ulocal section of wbaltv.com. collision jets have been patrolling the no-fly zone over libya today. the pentagon says they have not launched any new air strikes. over the weekend they scattered and isolated mooar gaddafi's forces with a series of air attack. -- air attacks. >> an incredibly strong message overnight, launching a missile strike in the heart of tripoli inside gaddafi's own compound, destroying what has been described as an administrative building. it is a sprawling structure, almost like a military base within tripoli itself. no word of gaddafi himself was in the complex at the time. rebels say their morale is high. they are encouraged now they have western and european and some degree of arab military support. they believe the
to us -- give residents who use marijuana for medical purposes a legal defense. >> if they meet the threshold, small quantities and things like that, and they can show a matter of necessity, like a letter from a doctor, the judge shall find him innocent. >> the measure passed in the senate, 41-6. the house is considering its own proposal. by in your favorite alcoholic beverage could become a bit more expensive. some letters approved 83% tax on alcohol last and -- senators approved a 3% tax on alcohol last night. it would be phased in over the next three years. it has to be approved by the full senate and house of delegates and gov. o'malley before taking effect. grave in serious, those words from japan's prime minister on the two-week anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami. officials said they expect a breach in the reactor core of one unit of the plant, and that could mean more contamination of the environment. "we are not in a position where we can be optimistic, and we must treat every development with the utmost care." collision fighters continue to pound targets deep int
, three, and four are in danger and officials are using extreme measures today using helicopters for water drops, as well as plans to bring in water cannons. there were also plans to restore the generator that went out in the earthquake. there was a discrepancy over the risk factors. the u.s. nuclear revelatory commission says that radiation levels are so high that the evacuation order should be expanded. they say americans within 50 miles should leave the area. the japanese government is stay on message and says that there evacuation parameters are sound, and individuals within 12 miles should consider evacuating. people in the northern part of japan are experiencing troubles. temperatures have dropped, it is cold, they do not have heat. we have not been able to observe, despite the millions that have been pledged from the outside, we have not been able to see any significant arrival of outside international aid in the hardest-hit areas of japan. >> as official deal with the aftermath of last year's natural disaster, dramatic footage of the first minutes after the sonometer continue to em
being scanned for radiation. in this coastal town where 17,000 people used to live and more than half the residents have disappeared, hope is fleeting. >> my daughter was washed away. i do not know what to say. i hope she is alive somewhere. >> this area has been paralyzed with trains out of service and major stores closed. everyone watches and waits for miracles, like this four-month pulled from the rubble three days after she went missing, now reunited with her father. and late today, there was more good news. rescuers found a 70-year-old woman who was in the house what the way by this in ameet. she was suffering from hypothermia, but is alive. >> the nuclear crisis in japan is raising questions about possible radiation exposure here in the u.s. despite those concerns, the chairman of the regulatory commission explains why it is not likely the radiation could reach our country. >> based on the type of reactor design and the nature of the accident, we see a very low likelihood that there is any possibility of harmful radiation levels in the u.s. or in hawaii. >> that have already sen
will hit the airwaves tonight. he is expected to address concerns about u.s. involvement in libya. rebel forces aided by a coalition air strikes made huge gains over the weekend. here is the latest from benghazi. >> there have been on night celebrations in benghazi. the rebels are cheering incredible advances they have been making the last 24 hours. the gaddafi forces in eastern libya seem to be collapsing or drawing back for a strategic retreat, waiting for a decisive battle. either way, the rebels have been going unopposed for hundreds of miles. >> today will be 41 days. gaddafi has been 42 years in power. we are going to finish it tomorrow. >> we have been following some of the rebels' advance. gaddafi troops took off their uniforms of the side of the road. they left meals have eaten by the roadside. the reason why it is clear. we saw dozens of tanks and armored vehicles obliterated by air strikes. the rebels have reached about 400 miles from here to the city te. it is the strategic city because it is gaddafi's home town. it is not much further to tripoli. sirte could be a decisive ba
in the u.s. >> the last 50 workers fled the nuclear plant to escape a huge burst of radiation. >> they have to continue to try. >> officials say 70% of the fuel rods are damaged. 107 miles away in tokyo, residents are leaving despite the surge is that radiation levels are not yet harmful. >> low levels now but we do not know what it will be like tomorrow. is back upnikkei today. >> uncertainty has taken over the markets right now. >> , response the nuclear regulatory commission to explain if our nuclear plants could withstand a 9.0 earthquake. >> we have to make sure that all the bad actors in the industry are sorted out very quickly. >> the government continues to assure americans that radiation levels here are safe. but that has not stopped their run of potassium iodide. one retailer says he has a backlog of 3000 orders. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> many of us in the u.s. are remembering the incident that took place at three mile island. the power plant had a malfunction in 1979. the plant had a partial core meltdown. gas was released into the atmosphere. 150,000 people were evacuate
. kate amara has more. >> good morning. as the u.s. considers military action against libya, hillary clinton hits capitol hill today. despite growing international pressure, muammar gaddafi stood his ground. he laughed and calls for him to step down. >> who would leave his homeland? why do leave by homeland? >> the leader said on rest is being caused by al qaeda. he denies using force against his own people. >> they love me. >> america's ambassador to the united nations called gaddafi delusional. >> when he can laugh and talk to international journalists while he is slaughtering his own people, it underscores how unfit he is to lead and how disconnected he is from reality. >> the pentagon said the u.s. military is moving air and naval forces closer to libya. >> making sure all options remain on the table for us. >> the international committee contemplates imposing a no-fly zone. >> it is time for gaddafi to go. >> secretary clinton said teams have been dispatched to libyas borders with tunisia and egypt. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> protests continue against the government in the
, germany is suspending some nuclear operations. the u.s. is moving forward. >> it remains a part of the present's overall energy plant -- of the president's energy plan. >> if mother nature decides to strike, we'll have big problems. >> bridges and overpasses collapsed during earthquakes. >> the white house broaden someone for reassurance. >> we believed nuclear plants operate safely. >> american nuclear plants are tsunami is angned some memorie earthquake's. >> we cannot tolerate any possibility of another chernobyl or another meltdown. >> eight u.s. warships have pushed back amid concerns of leaking radiation. they are still delivering aid. >> there will continue to do so until there's some stabilization. >> four new reactors are up for approval this year. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> our coverage of the disaster in japan continues online ad . wbaltv.com take our online survey. do you feel nuclear-powered is safe? >> cluster people are recovered after an accident involving a medic unit. skyteam 11 was over the scene west pratt and south payson streets. two of the four inju
approved the bill last week. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think of the latest delay in the vote on the same- sex marriage bill? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> dozens of truckers expressing their anger over a possible fuel tank increase. lawmakers are considering raising vehicle registration fees. some fear a higher fuel tax will force drivers to fill up in other states. the plan was stop funding for a program that compensates school districts. it is estimated it would save nearly $12 million. it is the cost of doing business. $4 billion in cuts. >> house lawmakers avoided a temporary shutdown. kate amara is in washington with more. >> good morning. the senate is scheduled to vote on the measure this morning and it is expected to pass. shut down averted, for now. house lawmakers buying time in the budget process despite approval of an emergency spending bill to keep the government running. republicans say the measure is just the beginning. >> the american people
>>> target libya, the first u.s. and coalition military strikes an forces are underway. >> we cannot stand i'dly by when he tells his people there will be no mercy. >> cruise missiles attack libyan targets. the broadest military effort since the invasion of iraq began today. >> plus, disaster in japan, progress on the nuclear reactor, but concerns on food in that country. >> from nbc news orld heworld h quarters in new york, this is nbc news with lester holt. >> protecting civilians from moammar gadhafi. u.s. and british naval vessels launched 110 tomahawk vessels along libya's coast. confirming the start that president obama stressed it would not involve ground troops. why want to start in the libyan capitol with jim messeda. >> reporter: lester, what unfolded in libya today wasn't plausible days ago. late this afternoon jets took off, destination benghazi, libya. 110 cruise miz ills hitting 120 defense miz ills. later today, punched through defenses intense fighting killing many civilians. the violence too much for many who fled in their cars heading east. their hopes of get
>> the suspect is listed in critical condition at another hospital. >> be sure to stay with us for any and all updates to this news. >> moments after the shooting, police responded to another shooting, this time in the area of patterson park. police are still at the scene. earlier today across town, even more gunfire. two shootings. the first was after the north fulton area. an 18-year-old was shot. both victims were rushed to shock trauma. police think that the cases are related but they're not sure. those shootings were not too far from a double shooting. two men were shot on pennsylvania avenue or around 9:00 which is about a few blocks north of this afternoon's violence. it is not known if any or all of these shootings are related. >> there are new details following the murder of an employee in bethesda. the woman's co-worker believed to be a survivor of the attack has now been arrested. she is now charged with the murder of jayna murray. the suspect said that it yeah men broke into the store after hours. >> our analysis of forensic evidence was not supporting the story. in
>> it has been two months and still no sign of teenager phylicia barnes. >> the u.s. considered military action against libya as gaddafi blast off calls to leave. he is at it again. charlie sheen is speaking to what went with a camera and an hour to kill. tell us what you think in this morning's water cooler question. >> will be warmer temperatures continue through the week? [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. it is march 1 . >> a big party later in the weather office. march is going to come in like a lamb today. yesterday was a little bump. it is able breezy right now. the wind will diminish. 34 at the airport. north wind is 9, gusting up to 17. i think the wind will die down. we could see a few high, thin clouds with a high temperature near 47 degrees. we will check the seven-day f
basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> don't kill the messenger the quest kill the groundhog. we're back to winter. the most inclement state will be on sunday with snow. not a bad friday. it should be up to 57 today. we begin below freezing at the airport, 29 degrees. 34 downtown. mid 40's and partly cloudy with sunshine this morning. as we head into tonight, mid 20's a possibility in the extreme northern and western suburbs. mostly cloudy. tomorrow still remaining dry, mid 40's. on sunday, we are expecting some snow and rain throughout the day. i will break that down for you just ahead. let's check on your morning commute. much better than yesterday. >> we do have one icy spots. there is a water main break at northern parkway. northern parkway is shut down in both directions. be aware of that. consider an alternate at least for the time being. looking good on the major roadways. 11 minutes on the inner loop topside. 895 northbound between harbor tunnel and 95, looking at seven minutes. this is the northwest corner of the beltway at old court road
, fighting on the ground and western attacks from the air, and we talk to the u.s. general in charge. >>> under control. a new breed of air traffic controllers taking over with fresh questions about safety still in the air. >>> and hanging tough. brave new worries about the crippled nuclear plant, but we find survivors of the japanese disaster giving everyone a lesson in resilience. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. i'm lester holt in tonight for brian williams. for a seventh straight day the u.s. and the allies bombarded targets in libya, still trying to break the back of moammar gadhafi's assault on rebel-held cities. the u.s. for its part says it's prepared to take a back seat, but exactly what the ultimate goal is and even who's in charge of this operation are still somewhat ill defined tonight. nato says it plans to take full command, but is still seeking consensus on a military strategy. in a moment we'll hear from the general in charge of u.s. forces there, but first to the ground where rebels are taking their own fight
>> that's all for now. i'm chris hansen. for all of us at nbc news, thanks for joining us. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> this sunday, the allied strike against libya stretches into its second week as the u.s. seeks to limit its role. >> responsibility for this operation is being transferred from the united states to our nato allies and partners. >> but as criticism from congress mounts, many questions remain. what happens if gadhafi clings to power? what are the limits of the u.s.'s role if a civil war gets worse? and how does a military campaign relate to our overall strategy in the mideast? this morning, a special joint interview, with us, the secretary of state hillary clinton and secretary of defense robert gates. >>> then -- the president faces critics from both sides of the aisle. did he overstep his constitutional authority by using force without consulting congress. my interview this morning with republican from indiana senator richard lugar. >>> finally, analysis of the administration's handling of the crisis in libya is our fragile economic recovery c
it will actually be voted on has not been announced. >> days after the u.s. supreme court ruled in favor of the fundamental church and its controversial anti-day funeral protests, and maryland congressman takes action. he officially filed legislation that would protect the privacy of u.s. military family members. it includes five hours before and five after services. the first amendment protection protests. it extends the distance between protesters and the funeral side by 2,500 feet. meanwhile, lawmakers are no closer to a budget deal to prevent a government shutdown could the senate is little to vote on arrival budget plans. lawmakers have until march 18 to agree on a way to fund the government for the rest of this fiscal year. both the budget measures today are expected to fail. she is the longest serving woman in the history of the united states maryland senator barbara mikulski can add the hall of fame to her list of accomplishments. she is one of 100 women who will be an incident to the national hall of fame for women. she began her fifth term when she was sworn in back in january.
only 2% of the world's oil resources. it is easier to decrease the amount we use than to dramatically increase our supply. >> it could soon use part of its demand. people will look to public transportation. >> i will start thinking about writing -- riding a bike. >> averaging $3.70 this spring, spilling over $4 this summer. imagine paying $5.39 for a gallon of unleaded. that is how much it costs in orlando florida. it makes it a crime stopping destination. you can compare local gas prices and calculate your mileage on our web site. you can find gas prices on your cellphone by using our free android and iphone apps. libyan officials are being investigated for crimes against humanity. this is the first time the court will be investigating claims while they are occurring. some of the allegations include security forces killing unarmed protesters and air strikes on civilians. gaddafi will be held responsible for his action. >> a 30-year-old is charged with stabbing 17-year-old ronald gibbs and his sister over the weekend. she suffered a cut to the on, he later died at the hospital. they b
. but the u.s. says he is not a target. >> it's not about seeing him go. it is about supporting the u.n.'s resolution. >> the pentagon called "operation oddyssey dawn" very successful. >> we have detected no radar emmissions. >> u.s., british, and french aircraft also attacked tanks heading for bengazi. qaddafi vowed to fight a long war. >> we will get victory on behalf of the people. >> dozens of civilians have been killed, but the pentagon reports no civilian casualties. they will turn over primary control in a few days. >> we will be a member of the coalition, but we will not have the main role. >> nato has not agreed to a play to enforce the no-fly zone. live in washington. tv 11 news. >> we know the president is on the trip to latin america. what has he said lately? >> the president has not said anything specific. we do know that he was on a conference call. he has been following this closely. we may hear more from him tomorrow during a press conference with the president of chile. >> thousands gathered in tripoli to pay tribute to those killed by u.s. and coalition forces. they
. aboard the u.s. ronald reagan -- >> we are ordered to help people. >> this is one more example of the reach of this disaster. a crisis still spreading. the full scope still uncertain. >> back here at home, a professor is headed to japan to investigate the structural infrastructure. they will survey the damage in an effort to figure out why some buildings collapsed and others did niot. he says that has to do with building codes and designs. >> they intentionally designed the structures to sway so the earthquake does not damage the building. specifically we try to prevent a total collapse. >> damage estimates from the earthquake in tsunami are in the billions. for the very latest on the disaster in japan, including the dramatic pictures and video, visit our website. click on hot topics. hope you are doing well on this monday. a couple of degrees cooler, but all in all not a bad day. this will affect customer night in through wednesday with a chance of showers. and in the meantime sitting at 50 downtown baltimore. 48 at the airport. 46 on the eastern shore. today's forecast calls
>>> on the broadcast tonight, sending weapons. tonight the prospect of u.s. weapons in the hands of libya's rebel forces. the president says he won't rule it out, so our own richard engel goes inside those rebel forces for a closer look. >>> radiation fears. the nuclear crisis in japan has a lot of people asking could it happen here, and would warning systems work if it did? >>> price check. a new drug that help prevent premature babies, but at what cost for those who need it? >>> and the close call for an american president 30 years ago tonight. what we didn't know until now. >>> also here tonight, the first-ever view of a neighbor of ours. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. right about now during these past few days across our country, people are watching this unfolding situation in libya. the rebels versus gadhafi. americans have heard president obama defending the u.s. air campaign he ordered, sending our service members to fight a third concurrent conflict far from home. in our conversation with the president yesterday,
. >> questions like whether we will handguns to rebels. and how much the u.s. will be involved after nato takes over. >> we will begin to diminish the commitment of resources. >> president obama is supposed to play out the plan. he said muammar gaddafi needs to go. secretary of state hillary clinton meets in london tomorrow with countries that want to ease him out. >> now is a time to get out of this. >> lawmakers cannot agree if the u.s. can go after him. >> the only accessible way is for gaddafi to go. >> we should not have brittle dictators remain in power. >> to people in libya cannot remove their dictator. >> congress also concerned about the price tag, now near $1 billion. how long should the no-fly zone over libya last? for now, no one knows. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you support the president's libyan defense policy? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> japan said sea water contamination may have spread longer than first thought. the crisis
for images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action. >> president obama said the u.s. was not in imminent danger, our values were at stake. he stopped short of trying to force muammar gaddafi out. >> if we tried to -- will likely have to put u.s. troops on the ground. >> not an option. instead, hillary clinton is in london today, meeting with countries who want to see a new government in libya. pressure gaddafi to step down on his own. >> we tied up his financial assets. we have an embargo. he is getting weaker all the time. >> some say the president should have consulted congress first. nato takes over tomorrow. libya takes center stage in the lot -- in the fight for freedom. what about other countries like yemen that are facing similar uprisings? the president said wherever people want to be free, they will find a friend in the united states. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think the president was effective in conveying his message? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or se
far. there is a tsunami warning in hawaii and parts of the u.s. west coast today friday, march hawaii and parts of the u.s. west coast today friday, march 11, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> welcome to "today" on this friday morning. i'm meredith vieira. >> i'm ann curry in for matt. this was a powerful earthquake. the images are stunning out of japan. it shows the tsunami sweeping inland, some 60 miles over farmland in sendai japan, 200 miles north of tok yochlt cars, housings, buildings being swept out with this massive wave. >> it started with an 8.9 magnitude quake that hit around 2:45 p.m. local time. it is the largest quake in japan's recorded history and the fifth strongest quake in the world in the past 111 years. there have been at least 19 aftershocks, including several stronger than last month's devastating quake in new zealand. a tsunami warning has been extended to include hawaii and parts along the u.s. west coast. >> when it starts to hit the continental shelf it moves as fast as 500 miles per hour, the speed of a jumbo jet. the first wave is exp
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